Merry Christmas everyone!
It’s 9:15 on Christmas night. I’m sitting the living room of Adam’s dad and stepmom pretending to be interested in the Cowboys football game. Our suggestion to watch a movie was vetoed by his father. Instead I’m on Adam’s laptop, he’s playing Angry Birds on his I-phone, his stepmom is on her laptop and his father is engrossed in the game. It’s definitely a family event.
It’s been a long week. I drove from NYC to Kentucky on Sunday. I then spent all day Monday in Kentucky. I did some shopping. I’d tell you what I got but then the surprise for Adam would be spoiled. We won’t be opening presents until sometime after the 1st. I would still like to pick up a few more things I just need to find the time.
From Kentucky I drove to Springfield, MO where I spent the night at a Ramada Inn. I love Priceline. I was lucky enough to have dinner with my friend Sarah that used to work with me in NYC. Along my drive to Springfield I stopped in Santa Claus, Indiana. What better place to buy an ornament than in Santa Clause. Unfortunately they were very picked over. However, while I was asking a question a very nice lady over heard me and told me that I might be able to find what I was looking for a couple of towns over in an antique store. This began and afternoon of antique shopping. I stopped at every antique mall advertised on barns driving across I-64. It added about three hours to my trip but it was worth it. I didn’t buy anything but I did find a lamp that I love. I texted a photo to Adam but I was already back on the highway before he responded. I’m going to make him take a look on our return trip. If it’s still there I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy it.
So I had a couple of beers with Sarah and a burger called it a night early to prep for the last leg of my trip. I woke up at 6:00 a.m. with the worst headache ever. If I hadn’t known better I would have sworn I’d drunk the whole keg. I could barely open my eyes. I forced myself to go back to sleep and when the alarm went off it was just as bad. I reset the alarm for an hour later and it was still bad when it went off again. Unfortunately I couldn’t put off driving any longer. I showered, got a diet coke and some advil and hit the highway. My head did not stop hurting till the I was awake the next morning.
Which unfortunately was VERY early.
There is more to tell but I can’t sit here and be rude. The game is almost off and I think I’m going to get another piece of red cake.
Hope everyone had a great Xmas.
PS. I’m not proofing. I’m publishing. Please excuse any typos.